Tartar Scrape

1. What is tartar? Why do we need to scrape tartar?

Tartar is a yellow or brown plaque that sticks around the root of a tooth. Tartar can appear on the tooth surface but is commonly found on the lingual of the tooth.

Scientifically, tartar is a mixture of components such as calcium carbonate, excess food, bacteria, dead cells… Thus, tartar can be understood as a “bacterial organization” causing many dental diseases such as gums bleeding, gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath if the teeth are not cleaned periodically.

tartar is a mixture of components such as calcium carbonate, excess food, bacteria, dead cells.

tartar is a mixture of components such as calcium carbonate, excess food, bacteria, dead cells.

2. Does tartar removal affect real tooth enamel?

The operating principle of a tooth scaler is to create a slight vibration to gradually break up the tartar then make it fall out, the vibration is transmitted through the metal tool to enter tartar and break it.

Thus, scraping actually only affects the tartar. Our enamel is very hard and this vibration neither weaken the teeth nor affect the enamel if it is executed correctly.

3. How often should you do tartar removal?

Patients need to scrape tartar every 6 months. Do not scrape tartar too many times and often in a short period of time because it will make your teeth weak. 

Other services

One-time endodontic treatment

1. What is endodontic treatment? Each tooth on the jaw has a system of blood vessels and nerves that nourish and conduct outside sensory ...

Titanium Porcelain Dental Bridge

1. Titanium Porcelain Dental Bridge Dental bridges help restore one or more missing teeth by creating a bridge between the two teeth next ...

Full-porcelain Dental Bridge

1. Full-porcelain dental bridge: Dental bridges help restore one or more missing teeth by creating a bridge between the two teeth next to ...

Invisalign Clear Aligners

1. Invisalign Clear Aligners Invisalign is an orthodontic technique that uses transparent "trays" to move teeth. These trays are fitted ...

Traditional Metal Braces

1. Traditional metal braces Traditional metal braces use a system of metal arch wires and brackets for the purpose of aligning teeth and ...

Self-ligating Medal Braces

1. Self-ligating medal braces Orthodontics with self-ligating braces is innovated from traditional metal braces. The brackets are designed ...

Self-ligating Ceramic Brace

1. Self-ligating ceramic braces Self-ligating ceramic braces, also known as self-closing/self-locking, are very similar to metal and ...

Ceramic Braces

1. Ceramic braces Ceramic braces use a system of arch wires and porcelain tooth-colored brackets for the purpose of aligning teeth and ...

Deep clean

1. What is Deep Clean? The normal teeth structure always has a gum gap (average 3mm) located under the gums and this is a difficult ...

Dental Implants

1. Dental Implant Dental Implant is a method of replacing lost teeth by implanting a titanium post into the jaw bone, which does not ...

Dental bone graft

1. Dental bone graft Dental Bone Graft is a dental procedure that adds bone at defect bone areas. The dentist makes an incision in the ...

All-on-four/All-on-six Dental Implants

1. What is the All-on-four/All-on-six Dental Implants? All-on-four/All-on-six dental implants is a solution to recover teeth for those who ...

Painless Tooth Extraction with Piezotome

1. Piezotome Extraction In the past, straight or angled handpieces were used for osteotomy – traditional crown dissection. Today, ...

Extraction of teeth 8 (wisdom teeth)

1. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth, or the 8th teeth, grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. These ...

Baby Tooth Extraction

1. Baby tooth extraction The period of tooth replacement (usually 6-12 years old) is an indispensable part of every child's life. ...

Tooth extraction

1. Indication Decayed teeth, no indication for retaining Teeth with periodontal disease Teeth with apical infection: check through ...

Sinus lift surgery

1. What is a sinus lift? A sinus lift in implantation is a procedure to lift the maxillary sinus up to make more room for placing dental ...

Cosmetic teeth whitening

1. What is cosmetic teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is a method of making teeth whiter than they were. To get the result, there are ...

Cosmetic filling for sparse teeth

1. Sparse tooth Sparse teeth can be congenital or caused by dental disease, commonly the upper front teeth, which make you unconfident in ...

Titanium Porcelain Crowns

1. Titanium Porcelain Crowns Titanium porcelain crowns are dental solution to restore the aesthetics and chewing function of damaged real ...